What's the deal with the Allspark Almanac Vol. 2??

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  1. Sludge

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    I did a search and couldn't find this discussed anywhere on the forums. Why is the Allspark Almanac volume 2 selling for almost $200? Is volume 2 really that rare? Was it a short print run or something?
     
  2. Aernaroth

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    Yes, actually.
     
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    Took awhile to get mine too. Be great if the consolidated both vols (might b too thick tho) like what they did with the g1 char art guide whatitsname. Not likely tho unless theres renewed interest in tfa.
     
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    Wow, I could almost get the 2012 Botcon set for that. Maybe I'll sell mine, it just sits there.
     
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    It had two print runs, same as the first volume. However, its in much higher demand due to all the season 4 and cancelled toy info in it.
     
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    I was able to get my copy at Amazon for only $17 last year thank goodness. (Avoids tomatoes thrown at me.)
     
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    Yeah, I got mine for less than retail a while back.

    It might be worth $200.
     
  9. Razerwire

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    Holy crap! $200? Glad I got mine for cover price on Amazon a couple of months ago.
     
  10. Backpack

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    I'm pretty sure those who have been trying to sell at that price have never sold one.

    Going value I'd guess would be between $40-$60.
     
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    im pretty sure my books a million still has a few
     
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    Good luck with that. They are taking orders for something that has been out of print for years. They will take your money, give you nothing, and hope you don't ask for the money back.
     
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    I've got aspare vol2 allspark almanac that I'm willing to sell for like $20
     
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    It's not that rare. This always happens on amazon. Something goes out of print and immediately amazon sellers jack their prices up to some ridiculous number, counting on the one idiot who will panic and pay whatever they ask. Then, often, regular Amazon (not the sellers) will get more copies of the book in, of course selling for normal retail price, and the amazon sellers rein their prices back in.

    I've seen this happen dozens of times with various books I've been interested in. Happens a lot with comic book TPBs.
     
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    This is exactly what happened on Amazon with the All Spark allamac volume 2 , after the first printing was sold out the prices got jacked up to Primus , and then when the second printing was released the prices fell again. I got my copies after the prices fell.
     
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    It's NOT selling for $200 - it's sitting on Amazon at the ridiculous price of $200, like so many, many insanely-priced Amazon seller items, and nobody's buying it at that price.
     
  18. Sludge

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    I wish I could remember what thread it was. But optimusfan posted that someone bought his on Amazon for $150. It might have been an isolated incident. But it proves that there are people out there stupid enough to pay the price.
     
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    They have amazing ebay feedback.
     
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